Wednesday, October 26, 2005

random thoughts that cheer me up

virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:
1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
[what a surprise, this second definition]

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
Erasmus said it first, but Tom Waits said it best.


"If I were King of the Forest,
Not queen, not duke, not prince.
My regal robes of the forest,
would be satin, not cotton, not chintz."
The Cowardly Lion

2 comments:

Nini's sistuh said...

The cowardly lion quote is only good if you sing it like him. I just did, right now, in my office. I have no idea what my coworkers are thinking...

Still Smiling,
ET#3

Epiphenita said...

If you can roll your "r's" and affect a slight lisp, it's even more gratifying.

I should have included "...each rabbit would show respect for me. The chipmunks genuflect to me..."

I am enchanted by the image of pious chipmunks. Their tiny little paws stretching to make the sign of the cross and their buck-toothed faces quietly mouthing "in the name of the fatter sunflower oily roast."